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Five Ways To Lift Your Spirits This September.

Did you know it's incredibly common for your moods to change alongside the weather or seasons? For example, many people across the world experience an increase in anxiety during September. If you fall into this demographic, it's important that you’re able to find new ways to lift your mood during this time. Here are some top tips to get you started!

Autumn in Seoul.
1. Spend more time outdoors.
While it might be a little cooler outside than you’d like, spending time outdoors will always be beneficial for your mental health. For example, whether you are hiking, jogging, or going for a short walk, it means that you’re staying active, which can boost your body’s production of happiness-inducing hormones, such as serotonin! It also means you’re not spending too much time indoors.

2. Find a natural mood booster.
If you’re looking for a simple yet effective way to brighten your mood, you may also want to consider taking some kind of CBD supplement, such as CBD oil or gummies. While you may not be entirely familiar with these products, they contain ingredients that have been used in wellness products for centuries, meaning they are a safe and effective way to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. You can even order these products online from sites such as CBDistillery.

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3. Open up.
When dealing with stress, anxiety, and low moods, many people choose to suffer in silence. For example, you may avoid speaking up as you do not want your family to worry about you, or you feel as though other people have too much going on to listen. However, your friends and family would much rather you speak out about how you are feeling than go through this alone. Furthermore, if you don’t feel comfortable opening up to them, you could always reach out to a professional. Either way, speaking candidly about how you are feeling can take a lot of weight off your shoulders.

4. Rediscover a long-forgotten hobby.
Spending time doing something we love is one of the most effective ways in which we can combat low moods, stress, and anxiety. This is because they can distract us from the chaos of everyday life while also helping us to discover new skills. However, various studies have found that returning to long-forgotten hobbies, such as those we enjoyed during childhood, can achieve a similar effect. This is because they will invoke a sense of nostalgia within us that always leaves a smile on our faces!

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5. Practice self-care.
Whether you’re perfecting your beauty routine or enjoying a spa day at home, making time in your fall routine for self-care is another excellent way to lift your spirits this September. This is because self-care encourages you to pay attention to your body and mind, ensuring that your needs are met. As such, this can be a great way to lift yourself out of a slump while also taking your confidence to new heights! As such, it's important to remember that no matter how busy you are, you are never too busy for your self-care routine!


Sundays Worth Savoring: Café Rizal's Php 999 Family Buffet Special!

Cafe Rizal, the buffet restaurant of Rizal Park Hotel, is thrilled to announce an exciting promotion for the month of September. Every Sunday, families are invited to savor a sumptuous lunch buffet from 11:30AM to 2:30PM for an incredible price of just P999.

This extraordinary Sunday Savings offer is the perfect opportunity for friends and families to gather and create cherished memories while relishing an array of delectable dishes expertly prepared by the restaurant’s culinary team. Delight in a diverse selection of mouthwatering dishes that cater to every palate. The buffet spread includes an assortment of appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. From succulent roast meats to fresh seafood, vibrant salads, and decadent desserts, there's something to please every discerning taste bud.

And for the young guests, Cafe Rizal presents a delightful DIY Cupcake Station. Let your kids unleash their creativity as they decorate their own cupcakes with a variety of toppings, creating sweet treats that are as fun to make as they are to eat.

"We wanted to offer our guests an exceptional dining experience at an unbeatable value," said Samantha Paz, Managing Director, Rizal Park Hotel. "Our Sunday Savings Buffet is the perfect way for families and friends to come together and enjoy a memorable meal in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere."

Cafe Rizal is renowned not only for its culinary excellence but also for its commitment to creating an inviting and comfortable environment for its patrons. The Sunday Savings Buffet is yet another example of Cafe Rizal's dedication to providing outstanding hospitality.

This Sunday promo is available only on September 3, 10, 17, and 24 so don't miss this opportunity. Reservations are highly recommended to secure your table for this fantastic family dining experience. To make a reservation or for more information, please call 09177113926.

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Yogorino Italy Opens at SM City San Pablo.

Yogorino, World's Loved Frozen Yogurt and Gelato from Italy opens its doors to customers in SM City San Pablo on September 7, 2023. In celebration of opening its 14th yogurteria, Yogorino offers an irresistible treat - its famed frozen yogurt in bambino size for Php 75 only, plus non-stop raining of Free Choco Torrone topping. Residents can also enjoy designing their own Yogorino together with Yogorista of the day and VIVA artist Marco Gallo, and other fun and exciting promo and activities.

Yogorino at SM City San Pablo.

Yogorino has captivated its customers throughout the world with presence in 30 countries and growing. Since opening its flagship branch in Makati City, it has been offering a positive and happy lifestyle with its array of healthy and guiltless sweet menu, winning the taste buds of Filipinos across all age groups. Yogorino was brought to the Philippines by Viva International Food & Restaurants, Inc. under the leadership of Vicente "Boss Vic' del Rosario, Jr. and the company behind Botejyu, Greyhound Cafe, Papermoon, and Wing Zone, among others.

The refreshing vibe of store design eases you into a comfortable seating, making it a perfect chill spot. Locals can enjoy a fast casual service with colorful premium ingredients displayed on the counter where they can place their orders and enjoy the theatrics of having their food made before their eyes.

"We have customers who tells us that Yogorino is the best-tasting frozen yogurt and gelato they ever had. It is this strong reception and patronage of our customers that drove us to constantly innovate and evolve. And with the brands positioning as a dessert cafe, we have aggressive plans in place to grow Yogorino across the country," says Vicente Raphael del Rosario IV, President and COO of Viva International Food & Restaurants, Inc.

Why is Yogorino the best tasting frozen yogurt? It is made only with all-natural, low-calorie, and best quality ingredients. It's naturally white, velvety creamy, with a balanced sweetness and light sour flavor. You can Design-Your-Own Yogorino with combinations of fresh fruits, crunchy toppings, and sauces, or choose from the best-tasting concoctions. A 100-gram Yogorino contains only 131 calories, 1.18 gram fat, and probiotic enzymes - a little indulgence you can have any time of the day.

On the other hand, their authentic Italian Gelato has a natural, creamy, and delicate flavor. Made fresh daily, they use only the freshest and healthiest ingredients for this guilt-free dessert. Crowd-favorite flavors include Rocher, Matcha, Tiramisu, and the classic Italian Milk.

Other specialties include the Parfait with layers of YOgoodness in a cup, the cooling yogurt-based Smoothies perfect for our tropical climate, and the sweet and handy Cone Crepe with 48 selections.

Follow the Yogorino social media pages for promos and updates! 


The Best Dishes You Can Make With Cheese.

Cheese is one of the most loved foods on the planet, and it is fair to say that it is also one of the most versatile too. Whether melted into a gooey goodness or grated onto a perfect pasta, cheese finds its way into our hearts (and stomachs) with ease.

If you’re looking to do some cooking with cheese, and you’re wondering what the best dishes to pair the dairy product with are, then check out my delicious, very cheesy, ideas below.

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Mac 'n' Cheese - The Classic Comfort Food
If there is one dish that is synonymous with delicious, cheesy goodness, then it is mac ‘n’ cheese. This dish epitomizes comfort food, with its perfect combination of creamy cheese sauce and tender pasta, all topped with a crust of crispy golden breadcrumbs. Want to make it even better? Use a mixture of at least three different cheeses for a richness and depth of flavor that is hard to beat.

French Onion Soup - A Cheesy Delight
Next up, we travel to France with the exquisite French Onion Soup, crowned with a generous layer of Gruyère cheese. This is the perfect dish for a cozy evening at the table with family and good friends. The caramelized onions, simmered in a rich beef broth, create a perfect backdrop for the golden, bubbling cheese on top, which adds a rich creamy note to the dish. Of course, you are going to want to serve it with warm, crusty French bread to ensure that each mouthful is a warm hug for your soul.

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Cannoli - Sweet and Cheesy
This cannoli recipe here is the perfect thing to cook for anyone who loves a little sweetness with their cheese. A classic Italian dessert, cannoli consists of crispy, deep-fried pastry shells filled with a luscious mixture of ricotta cheese and sugar, often flavored with a hint of vanilla or citrus zest. This heavenly concoction is surely the proof we all needed that cheese can truly do it all, gracing our dessert tables with a balance of texture and sweet, creamy goodness. Beware, these can get pretty addictive, and they aren’t quite as good for our waistlines as they are for our tastebuds!

Queso Fundido - A Melting Pot of Flavors
If you're craving something spicy and zesty, Queso Fundido is your answer. This Mexican dish is a molten pot of melted cheese, seasoned with a spicy chorizo and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. Serve it up with a side of crispy tortilla chips for a perfect, communal dining experience that will get everyone digging in with gusto.

Cheese and Charcuterie Board - A Gourmet Affair
For those who appreciate the finer things in life, a well-curated cheese and charcuterie board can be a gastronomic delight that is particular perfect for parties and get-togethers. Pairing different types of cheeses, like Brie, Camembert, or a tangy blue cheese, with an assortment of cured meats, crackers, and some fresh fruits creates a feast that's not only delicious but also visually appealing. If you want to sample lots of cheesy flavors from the sharp to the creamy, this is surely the dish for you.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich - The Ultimate Snack
Never underestimate the power of a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. The key to nailing this beloved snack is selecting the right kind of cheese. A combination of cheddar and mozzarella offers a wonderful blend of sharpness and stretchiness that is hard to resist. Serve it with a side of tangy tomato soup for a meal that's comforting and utterly satisfying, or add some pepperoni and freshly sliced tomatoes for a more substantial snack.

Cheese Soufflé - A Cloud of Cheesy Perfection
Ending our cheesy journey on a high note, we have the sophisticated Cheese Soufflé. This French dish is a culinary masterpiece, bringing together the richness of cheese with the lightness of a soufflé. When done right, it rises to a golden perfection, offering a fluffy, cheesy center that's just heavenly to taste. It may take you a while to perfect this delicate dish, but it is worth putting the effort in because not only does it taste amazing, but it is one recipe that always impresses when you serve it up to friends and family!

Cheese is a simple, affordable ingredient that tastes good and gives us plenty of fats and proteins, and with such delicious dishes as the ones above, it is not surprising that it is one of the most loved foods around. Why not try cooking with your favorite cheese today?


Reinvent your kitchen with the Samsung Bespoke Top Mount Fridge.

When it comes to kitchen appliances, refrigerators are the most important and also the most versatile. It keeps perishable food cold, which slows bacterial growth and helps them stay fresh for longer. They also give kitchens a more organized space to store food, drinks, and cooking ingredients since they come with organizing solutions such as egg cases, dairy compartments, and various shelves and drawers.

Since refrigerators play a key role in the household, many have created well-designed and aesthetically-pleasing appliances that are also focal points in the kitchen.

Samsung launches the new Bespoke Top Mount Fridge for discerning homemakers with exquisite taste. The premium luxury refrigerator features an elegant design with a full range of Bespoke color and texture options, which give each kitchen a unique and stylish upgrade. Moreover, it is equipped with the latest freshness technologies that make storing food convenient, efficient, and flexible.

Truly, the Samsung Bespoke Top Mount Fridge is an all-around refrigerator that can benefit you and your home. Here are some reasons this stylish fridge is your next essential item in your kitchen:

Store all essentials
A refrigerator’s primary function is to store food and the Samsung Bespoke Top Mount Fridge delivers. It can store 20 liters more than previous models with no added exterior bulk, thanks to Samsung’s innovative SpaceMax™ technology. This uses high urethane insulation for thinner walls, resulting in more drawer and shelf space for food and items of all shapes and sizes.

Keep food fresh for longer
Food remains crisp and flavorful as the Samsung Bespoke Top Mount Fridge keeps them fresh for up to twice as long as standard cooling. All-Around Cooling blows cold air through multiple vents across all shelves, so the fridge has a consistent temperature from corner to corner.

Homemakers can also customize the mode of refrigeration with four unique temperature options. Fridge preserves fresh foods and frequently used daily items, while Meat & Fish keeps proteins fresh for up to seven days. Soft Freeze prolongs storage time with no defrosting required, and Power Cool chills items quickly.

Conserve energy
The Samsung Bespoke Top Mount Fridge elevates the kitchen but it lowers electricity bills with its energy-saving features. Its Digital Inverter Compressor intelligently adjusts power and running speed according to the immediate requirement. This makes it 40% more energy efficient than conventional compressors. A 20-year warranty promises savings when a checkup or repair is needed.

Families can control their fridges even when they’re away with the SmartThings app. It keeps track of usage patterns and power consumption and analyzes data to provide important insights. If an estimated monthly electricity bill exceeds preset targets, the app alerts homemakers to switch to AI Energy Mode to reduce energy use by up to 7%.

Elevate home interior
A primary feature of Samsung’s premium fridge is its bespoke design. Homemakers can choose from a wide variety of colors and finishes to suit their kitchen’s aesthetics. Glass textures in Clean Black, Clean Navy, Clean Pink and Clean White give a sleek, refined, and modern look. Cotta textures in Charcoal and White offer warmth through its matte finish.

Its design philosophy of style and function extends to its body. The Samsung Bespoke Top Mount Fridge has a clean and modern flat door with a streamlined recessed handle that doesn’t get in the way when the refrigerator is opened.

Check out the Bespoke Top Mount Fridge at the nearest Samsung store or partner dealers nationwide. For more information, please visit


ADM Cares partners with Pawssion Project to advance pet welfare in the Philippines.

ADM, a global leader in human, pet, and animal nutrition, has partnered with Pawssion Project; a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming pets to advance pet welfare in the Philippines.

Through ADM Cares, the company’s corporate social investment program, ADM’s contribution is helping to build a dedicated 25 sqm space within Pawssion Project’s shelter specifically for paraplegic dogs and cats. This dedicated space will house a hydrotherapy facility to aid in the rescues’ rehabilitation efforts. At the same time, it will support nourishment of all pets. ADM Pet Nutrition will be donating complete and balanced petfood including Ganador® – a high quality dog food suitable for all breeds and life stages; and Minino® – a professional cat food for felines of all ages and sizes.

ADM Philippines lead by Clare Torralba, Director, Pet Nutrition, Asia Pacific excluding China, Raymond Molina, Trade Marketing Manager, APeC, Johanna Emata, ADM Philippines Business Development Manager – Pet Nutrition, Dr. Aileen Guerrero, Marcomms and Brand Experience Manager with Malou Perez, Founder, Pawssion Project Rescue Shelter and members of the media during the turnover ceremony held at San Jose Del Monte Bulacan.

At ADM, we truly believe in the power of community and compassion. Our partnership with Pawssion Project is a testament to our unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the communities where we are present,” said Clare Torralba, Director, Pet Nutrition, Asia-Pacific excluding China (APeC). “Pawssion Project has an excellent track record in providing care and homes to rescued pets since 2018, and we were inspired to support their purpose and mission, so they can continue their important work to help improve pet welfare in the Philippines,” added Torralba.

ADM Cares is committed to improving the lives of people and animals in the communities where ADM operates, through monetary contributions and volunteerism to initiatives and organizations that are driving meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. This timely contribution will support Pawssion Project’s vision of rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming abused and neglected pets.

ADM representatives Clare Torralba and Raymond Molinamingling
with some of the dogs and cats in Pawssion Project. 

These rescued animals will get to enjoy Ganador Premium Dog Food
and Minino Yum Cat Food.

The donation from ADM Cares is a significant boost for Pawssion Project, which relies on donations to fund its operations. Malou Perez, Founder of Pawssion Project, added, "We are incredibly grateful for the generous contribution from ADM Cares to support our mission to give stray animals a second chance at a happy life. With their partnership and the donation, we are now able to make our dreams for these pets come true. ADM's commitment to animal welfare is a shining example of how collective efforts can create a profound impact, and we truly believe that their support will open new doors for our organization to get support from the public and other private companies as well,” added Perez.

More than 300 dogs and 50 cats will get to benefit on the donation
made by ADM Cares to the rescued animals in Pawssion Project.

Johanna Emata, ADM Philippines Business Development Manager – Pet Nutrition, reiterates the company’s commitment in supporting organizations like Pawssion Project. “We believe that all animals deserve to be treated with love, kindness and compassion, and we want to help ensure that these shelters have the adequate resources to take care of the pets in their custody.” Raymond Molina, Trade Marketing Manager, APeC, added, “We will continue to support organizations that strive for a meaningful cause, and we hope this paves the way for a brighter future for our four-legged friends.”.


Pru Life UK, Prudence Foundation partner with ASSIST for Project Padayon.

Leading life insurer Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential plc in Asia and Africa, have joined hands with the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) for Project Padayon Bantayan Island.

The project which is funded by Prudence Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery Grant aims to help uplift the lives of residents of Bantayan Island, Cebu through a series of community-based training and development programs.

We’ve been supporting the Bantayan Island community for almost a decade now and we are happy to see how it has grown. With Project Padayon, we are positive that it will bring transformative improvements, enabling the residents to thrive in multiple aspects of their lives,’’ says Marc Fancy, Executive Director, Prudence Foundation.

Project Padayon will run from 11 July to 1 December 2023 and include workshops focused on micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) empowerment, family health and nutrition, jobs and careers, disaster risk preparedness, and climate change resilience. Participants will receive modules that will be cascaded to up to 2,000 students and community members. 

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner once more with Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation. This partnership aims to empower the residents of Bantayan Island through a comprehensive learning program that will touch on different topics like financial well-being, health, and disaster resilience to help them prepare for the future,’’ says Francis Macatulad, Executive Director, ASSIST.

The project will culminate with an appreciation and recognition program in December, followed by a Pamaskong Handog with Habitat for Humanity communities that Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation helped build after typhoon Yolanda

Transforming lives in Bantayan Island

The project was launched at Beach Placid Resort in Santa Fe, Cebu and was attended by local government unit representatives and community leaders of Bantayan Island.

We are happy to be back in Bantayan Island and see familiar faces. At Pru Life UK, it is our mission to help Filipinos get the most out of life. This project is a big opportunity for us to fulfill our commitment to help Filipinos lead healthier and wealthier lives,’’ says Gizelle Camua, Vice President for Community Investment and Advocacy, Pru Life UK.

Close to 100 micro-entrepreneurs joined a workshop with the theme “MSME Empowerment.” Attendees received modules on business management, finance, and digital marketing materials, which will also be cascaded to 1,000 other micro- entrepreneurs. They also learned best practices from young local entrepreneurs that shared their real-life experiences.

In addition, over 80 mothers with their newborns were given free PRUMedCare Select Infectious Disease coverage plan as part of the PRUBabies campaign. The coverage offers cash assistance for diagnosis and death due to any of the four common types of infectious diseases: dengue, typhoid, measles, and malaria.

Propelling impactful conversations

Project Padayon is a continuing initiative rooted in Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation’s commitment to developing Filipino lives through impactful conversations on the importance of financial literacy and health awareness.

Pru Life UK has been actively involved in aiding Bantayan Island since 2013 by means of humanitarian initiatives, including gift-giving programs, the provision of essential food packages, and the establishment of water supply networks alongside the deployment of portable ultrasound machines.

The same year, Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation launched Build Better Now. The project brought PRUVolunteers all over Asia and the United Kingdom to build 126 disaster-resilient homes and disseminate 183 motorized boats with fishing nets and 140 cycle pedicabs to Yolanda survivors on the island.

Build Better Now ran until 2017 and earned the Award of Merit under the Communications Management – Corporate Social Responsibility category.

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The Philippines’ grandest wedding expo returns on September 9-10 at SMX.

The grandest celebration of love and creativity makes a comeback this year as renowned events and wedding planning company Themes & Motifs proudly presents the Wedding Expo Philippines 41st Edition, The Best Bridal Fair of 2023.

A weekend event that is set to dazzle and inspire soon-to-wed couples, the Wedding Expo will take place on September 9 and 10, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at SMX Convention Center Manila in the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

This Wedding Expo will feature over 100 exhibitors, gown ateliers, and a one-of-a-kind culinary showcase spread across 3,000 sqm of space, covering everything needed to help make your dream weddings come true”, says Sharon Fabian, Managing Director of Themes and Motifs.

As part of the expo, Themes & Motifs will host Wedding Banquets Showcase: Grand Food Tasting Festival, unveiling delectable culinary creations from the country's finest caterers such as Hizon’s Catering, Josiah Catering, and Richgold Weddings. Indulge in exquisite flavors and impeccable service from trusted experts in the wedding banquet service.

This event will showcase the following:
  • Inspirational Exhibits: Walk through the awe-inspiring landscape of wedding themes and concepts designed by industry-leading event stylists and designers.
  • Supplier Showcase: Immerse in the best of the wedding industry, meeting over 150 premier wedding suppliers, including photographers, videographers, caterers, florists, bridal gown designers, and more.
  • Fashion Extravaganza: Witness the latest bridal fashion trends as celebrated designers unveil their breathtaking wedding gown collections.
  • Exclusive Offers: Take advantage of exclusive discounts and promotions available solely during the event.

Attendees will also have the chance to win a Pre-Nup Photoshoot Session with the renowned celebrity photographer Nice Print Photography & Exige Weddings. That's not all – by booking onsite, you'll also be eligible to win a range of fantastic prizes including a 2-night stay for two at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria with daily breakfast, a 2-night stay for two at Sheraton Manila Hotel with daily breakfast, exquisite Elegant Wedding Rings from Goldenhills Jewelry, and the ultimate pairing: His and Hers iPhone 14.

Guests are encouraged to pre-register for the event on or before September 7 to enjoy a seamless entry process and receive exclusive offers.

To pre-register at the Wedding Expo Philippines 41st edition, visit: 

To register at The Grand Food Tasting Festival, visit:

Moreover, celebrity couple Anthony & Maricel Laxa- Pangilinan will be launching their new marriage book "Marriage Is a Marathon: Run it One Step at a Time". Anthony & Maricel celebrate 30 years of blessings by co-authoring this must-read book for couples.

Wedding Expo Philippines 41st Edition is supported by Aquila Crystal Palace Tagaytay The Events Place; Goldenhills Jewelry; Nice Print Photo; Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Sheraton Manila Hotel, the official partner hotels; Tei Endencia, the official event stylist; and official media & events partners and Sound Level Production Equipment Rental.

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The Art of Body Shaping: Popilush's Top Shaper Dresses Are Worth the Investment

Maybe you invested a lot of money in items that didn't look good on you. Either because it was in fashion, or because a friend recommended it. Know that it's normal. When you don't know an efficient strategy, any outfit will do.

But everything changes when you start investing in assertive pieces like a dress with built in shapewear, for example. Shapewear should be an essential item in your closet because it is capable of delivering the best in any woman. So, get to know the main Popilush dresses that you should invest in initially.

1. Built-In Shapewear Slip Maxi Lounge Dress

A maxi lounge dress promotes perfect waist control through the double layer fabric. Choose colors that are trending like blue, pink and coral. Ribbed modal fabric is soft, breathable and moisture-wicking.

Built-in Shapewear Slip Mini Dress.

2. Built-In Shapewear Crew Neck Sleeveless Midi Lounge Dress

A dress with a round neck and sleeveless can give you a lot of elegance and be an ideal item to go to work. Midi length gives you many possibilities. It features comfortable modal fabric made from natural wood to encourage more ecologically conscious consumption. It features mesh fabric along the leg shapes to enhance curves.

3. Built-In Shapewear Modal Soft Lounge Dresses

You should invest in shapewear bodycon dress if you want a double dose of comfort. They have the same styling benefits but come in three different styles:
  • Slip Mini Dress
  • Slip Maxi Dress
  • Long Sleeve Maxi Dress
    Built-in Shapewear Modal Soft Lounge Dress.
You can invest in all three versions to create different looks for work and everyday life. They feature dual-layer waist control for perfect flattening of the tummy, creating a symmetrical and slim figure.

In addition, they promote the lifting of the butt through technology that delivers a BBL effect. The body shaper comes underneath, delivering a discreet modeling free of markings.

4. Built-In Shapewear Sexy Lace Slip Split Maxi Dress

Perfect for parties, graduations and even weddings. This shapewear dress features a deep V-neckline that helps shape an hourglass figure. You can also benefit from the adjustable spaghetti straps with delicate lace detailing that will give you just the right sexy look. The fabric is extremely soft. Breast lifting is guaranteed by the steel wire.

Built-in Shapewear Split Maxi Dress.

5. Built-In Shapewear Slip V-Neck Split Midi Dress

You can wear this dress to birthday parties or even some more formal evening event like a candlelight music concert which is super romantic. Combined with a square blazer it conveys elegance and good taste.

It's made of ultra-thin material with four-way stretch, giving you the extra comfort you're looking for in any outfit. In addition, it shapes the waist through the double- layer mesh fabric.

Adjustable straps allow this shaper dress to fit very well to any body type, becoming a democratic piece among women. Give preference to the vibrant color composed of red, which is on the rise among the main trends of the season.

Knit leg fabric shapes the legs for flattering, smooth curves. In addition, the side slit is a unique detail that helps in the composition of a perfect and well-structured body.


Pru Life UK named International Life Insurer of the Year for third consecutive row.

Insurance Asia Awards, one of the prestigious recognition programs honoring the most outstanding insurance companies in Asia Pacific, cited Pru Life UK as the International Life Insurer of the Year - Philippines for the third year. The award-giving body recognized Pru Life UK’s innovations, new products, strategic partnerships, and community investment initiatives related to youth financial literacy, climate health risk management, and OFW protection.

We are deeply honored to receive this coveted award for the third time in a row. Our heartfelt thanks to our employees, agency force, distribution partners, and more especially, our loyal customers for this remarkable feat,” said Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Executive Vice President and Chief Customer & Marketing Officer.

Adding to its growing list of accolades, Pru Life UK was also conferred with a Bronze Stevie at the recent Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for the Innovation in Internal Corporate Events category. The Byaheng PRU Engagement Program, a project of its Employee Welfare Committee, has been instrumental in fostering collaboration among employees from various divisions and empowering over 900 full-time employees to lead their own company-wide initiatives for growth and success.

Empowering Filipinos through financial inclusion and affordable protection

Over the past years, Pru Life UK has championed financial awareness, literacy, and inclusion among Filipinos through innovative insurance products.

One such product, PRUHealth FamLove, is a pioneering critical illness protection plan that covers up to 4 family members in a single policy, including adopted families, cohabiting couples, and same-sex partners.

Furthermore, through strategic partnerships with popular e-commerce platforms GCash and Shopee, Pru Life UK has made bite-sized insurance products even more accessible to its customers.

These recognitions inspire us to continue fulfilling our commitment to helping more Filipino families live healthier and wealthier. With our over 40,000 digitally empowered agency force, we remain dedicated to putting our customers at the heart of everything we do by providing inclusive and affordable products addressing their diverse needs,” said Tumbaga.

These awards mark another milestone for Pru Life UK as Prudential plc, its parent company, celebrates its 175th anniversary, including 100 years in Asia.

To know more about Pru Life UK, visit


5 Reasons Why Switching to the Samsung Topload Washing Machine is a Smart Choice.

The average size of a Filipino family is four people per household. Since Filipinos are tight-knit, this small household can expand over time as they welcome other relatives, new spouses, and newborns.

As such, a standard washing machine won't be enough to cater to an expanding household’s laundry. Bigger families have more clothes to clean, which also translates to higher electricity bills when using standard washing machines.

Samsung, the leader in improving home lifestyle and electronics, launches the Topload Washing Machine to give big loads of laundry a thorough wash at big savings.

Here are five reasons why the Samsung Topload Washing Machine is the smart choice for your home:

Fights big stains
Wine stains during a party, damp workout clothes after the gym, and the various kinds of dirt that kids attract when they play are just some of the things that a homemaker has to deal with. The Samsung Topload Washing Machine’s Ecobubble™ with Digital Inverter Technology washes clothes more powerfully and more efficiently. BubbleStorm™ creates bubbles that allow detergent to penetrate clothes 2.5 times faster with up to 20% better fabric care. Dual Storm™ creates a vortex of water for more effective cleaning. These technologies clean stubborn stains using up to 60% less energy and 11% less water.

Deep cleans clothes
Sometimes just washing clothes isn’t enough. The Samsung Topload Washing Machine gives clothes a stronger clean with Hygiene Steam Cycle. This cycle releases steam from the bottom of the drum to attack germs and reduce up to 99.99% of common bacteria and allergens.

Washes more clothes in less time
Large piles of clothes may take the whole day to wash but SuperSpeed cuts the time so homemakers can spend more time with their family. SuperSpeed cuts laundry time by up to 40% and can wash a load in just 31 minutes without sacrificing powerful cleaning. This function also reduces water use by 20%.

Get bigger savings
Mountains of laundry usually mean higher electricity bills but the Samsung Topload Washing Machine can wash more clothes without breaking the bank. Its Digital Inverter Technology gives a quiet and powerful performance that’s also energy efficient. The washing machine is exceptionally durable and supported by 20 years of warranty, the industry’s longest to date.

Control the washing machine through a smartphone
Busy homemakers can still stay on top of heavy washing loads with the SmartThings app. The Samsung Topload Washing Machine has Wi-Fi connectivity so it’s possible to control it even from another room. Homemakers can select the cycle, temperature, and spin speed, and even get recommendations and notifications.

Upgrading to a newer and better washing machine is borne out of a greater laundry load. The Samsung Topload Washing Machine has the best capacity for bigger loads while offering savings with the power of inverter technology.

Find the Samsung Topload Washing Machine that fits your needs! Samsung offers 3 different models depending on its loading capacity. See table below for reference:

Capacity Model

Product Code

Samsung Topload Washing Machine 11 KG 


Samsung Topload Washing Machine 13 KG


Samsung Topload Washing Machine 15 KG


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